SCP – Scottish Pound

Monetary System

1696: 1 pound Scots = 20 shillings = 240 pence
01.05.1707: 1 pound Sterling = 20 shillings = 240 pence
15.02.1971: 1 pound sterling (GBP) = 100 pence

In most countries, the issue of banknotes is handled exclusively by a single central bank or government, but in the United Kingdom several retail banks have had the right to print their own banknotes. The issuing of retail-bank banknotes in Scotland is subject to the Bank Charter Act 1844, Banknotes (Scotland) Act 1845, the Currency and Bank Notes Act 1928, and the Coinage Act 1971.

Issuers

*BANK OF SCOTLAND (BOS)
*ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND PLC (RBS)
CLYDESDALE BANK PLC (CLY)
*Coverage of these issuers are in the process of adding.

Royal Bank of Scotland PLC

Description: 1.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 128 x 65 mm

Description: 5.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 128 x 65 mm

Description: 5.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 128 x 65 mm

Description: 10.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 142 x 75 mm

Description: 10.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 135 x 70 mm

Description: 10.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 133 x 65 mm

Description: 20.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 150 x 80 mm

Description: 20.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 139 x 73 mm

Description: 50.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 155 x 85 mm

Description: 100.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 170 x 96 mm

Bank of Scotland

Description: 5.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 135 x 70 mm

Description: 5.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 125 x 65 mm

Description: 5.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 125 x 65 mm

Description: 10.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 142 x 75 mm

Description: 10.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 142 x 75 mm

Description: 10.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 142 x 75 mm

Description: 20.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 150 x 80 mm

Description: 20.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 150 x 80 mm

Description: 20.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 139 x 73 mm

Description: 20.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 139 x 73 mm

Description: 20.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 139 x 73 mm

Description: 20.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 139 x 73 mm

Description: 20.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 139 x 73 mm

Description: 20.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 139 x 73 mm

Description: 50.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 155 x 85 mm

Description: 50.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 150 x 80 mm

Description: 50.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 150 x 80 mm

Description: 100.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 150 x 80 mm

Description: 100.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 150 x 80 mm

Clydesdale Bank PLC

In 1981, pursuant to the Companies Act (1981), the Clydesdale Bank Limited amended its legal status and became the Clydesdale Bank Limited PLC (public liability company).

2016 – 2020 World Heritage Polymer Issues

This is the first family of polymer notes to be issued by the Clydesdale Bank. The 5-pound note is like the preceding commemorative issues, but the word Nomination, after World Heritage Site, has been removed from the front and replaced by Inscribed 2015 on back. Like the previous family of notes, prefixes for all denominations start from W/HS.

Description: 5.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 125 x 65 mm

Blue, purple, green, and black. Front: English text; bank logo; Forth Bridge; map of Scotland in green SPARK Orbital; William Arrol; Titan crane. Back: English text; bank logo; InterCity 125 train; Forth Bridge from various angles; map of Scotland. No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): Forth Bridge. Printer: (De La Rue). 125 x 65 mm. Polymer (Safeguard).

Description: 10.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 132 x 69 mm

Orange, red, green, purple, and black. Front: English text; bank logo; map of Scotland in gold SPARK Orbital; Robert Burns, poet; quill in inkwell; arched doorway from Edinburgh Castle. Back: English text; bank logo; light rail tram crossing in front of Scott Monument in Princes Street Gardens; Edinburgh Castle atop Castle Rock; map of Scotland; Royal Scottish Academy building and General Assembly Hall of the Church of Scotland on The Mound. No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): Edinburgh Castle. Printer: (De La Rue). 132 x 69 mm. Polymer (Safeguard).

Description: 20.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 139 x 73 mm

Purple. Front: English text; bank logo; map of Scotland in magenta SPARK Orbital; Robert the Bruce in chain mail and wearing crown; spider in web. Back: English text; bank logo; ship; St. Kilda; map of Scotland; old street scene on St. Kilda, featuring crofts, pile of peat, boy in cap, man in hat, woman spinning, seated women talking. No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): Unknown. Printer: (De La Rue). 139 x 73 mm. Polymer (Safeguard).

2015 Commemorative Issues

This note commemorates the 125th anniversary of the Forth Bridge, and features William Arrol (1839 – 1913), responsible for designing and building the bridge. The note carries the special prefix FB (for Forth Bridge).

Description: 5.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 125 x 65 mm

Blue, purple, green, and black. Front: English text; bank logo; Forth Bridge; map of Scotland in green SPARK Orbital; William Arrol; Titan crane. Back: English text; InterCity 125 train; Forth Bridge from various angles; map of Scotland. No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): FORTH BRIDGE. Printer: (De La Rue). 125 x 65 mm. Polymer (Safeguard).
This was the first Scottish polymer banknote.

2009 – 2015 Homecoming Scotland Issues

These notes were issued as part of the Homecoming Scotland Project 2009, a series of events designed to attract people of Scottish ancestry to visit Scotland. The campaign, organized by EventScotland and VisitScotland on behalf of the Scottish Government, and part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, claimed that “for every single Scot in their native land, there are thought to be at least five more overseas who can claim Scottish ancestry.”
The banknotes celebrate famous Scots on front and five World Heritage Sites in Scotland on the back. They were the first notes in the UK to have a “depth image” security hologram with the effect of a moving image behind the prominent front picture.
The dates on each note reflect the birthdays of the five famous Scots featured on front. These are fixed even when the year changes in later issues. The first prefix for all denominations is W/HS (for World Heritage Site).
Specimens without overprint are known. These were selvaged by excising them from the one uncut specimen sheet of 35 – 45 notes for each denomination that was sold off at auction.
Replacement notes with identical serial numbers, but different dates, are known. These are believed to be the result of problems in the production process.

Description: 5.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 135 x 70 mm

Blue, green, and purple. Front: English text; bank logo as registration device; Alexander Fleming; microscope; penicillium mold. Back: English text; seagull in flight; cliffs at St. Kilda; old street scene on St. Kilda, featuring crofts, pile of peat, boy in cap, man in hat, woman spinning, seated women talking; thistle; map of Scotland; bank logo; bird perched on rock. Windowed security thread with demetalized diamond pattern. Watermark: Alexander Fleming, electrotype £5, and Cornerstones. Printer: (De La Rue). 135 x 70 mm. Paper.

Description: 10.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 142 x 75 mm

Brown, green, and red. Front: English text; bank logo as registration device; Robert Burns; excerpt from Burns’ poem Tom o’ Shanter; Depth Image hologram; boy pulling horse’s tail. Back: English text; Edinburgh’s old and new towns; thistle; map of Scotland; bank logo. Windowed security thread with demetalized X pattern. Watermark: Robert Burns, electrotype £10, quill and inkwell, and Cornerstones Printer: (De La Rue). 142 x 75 mm. Paper.

Description: 20.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 150 x 80 mm

Purple pink, green, and olive green. Front: English text; bank logo as registration device; Robert the Bruce in chain mail and wearing crown; spider in web; Depth Image hologram; Robert the Bruce on horseback wielding longsword. Back: English text; millhouse at New Lanark model industrial community in 18th century; thistle; map of Scotland; bank logo. Windowed security thread with demetalized 20. Watermark: Robert the Bruce, electrotype £20, sword, and Cornerstones. Printer: (De La Rue). 150 x 80 mm. Paper.

Description: 50.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 158 x 85 mm

Green, yellow, and pink. Front: English text; bank logo as registration device; Elsie Inglis; warehouse windows; Votes for Women flag pin; Depth Image hologram; Scottish Women’s Hospitals charity collection box. Back: English text; Antonine Wall; thistle; map of Scotland; bank logo. Windowed security thread. Watermark: Elsie Inglis, electrotype £50, stethoscope, and Cornerstones. Printer: (De La Rue). 158 x 85 mm. Paper.

Description: 100.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 160 x 90 mm

Red; gray, brown and green. Front: English text; bank logo as registration device; Charles Rennie Mackintosh; Depth Image hologram; Glasgow School of Art panel. Back: English text; Heart of Neolithic Orkney neolithic stone monuments; thistle; map of Scotland; bank logo. Windowed security thread with demetalized 100. Watermark: Charles Rennie Mackintosh, electrotype £100, poppies, and Cornerstones. Printer: (De La Rue). 160 x 90 mm. Paper.

2006 Commemorative Issues

This note commemorates the 700th anniversary of the enthronement of Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland, at Scone Palace in Perth on 25th March 1306. This note is like the preceding issues, but with the special prefix RB, and a 700th / Anniversary / 1306 – 2006 overprint at right front.

Description: 20.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 150 x 80 mm

Purple, orange, gold, and green. Front: 700th / Anniversary / 1306 – 2006 overprint; English text; flag; Robert the Bruce wearing chainmail and crown; bank logo; sailing ship as registration device. Back: Sailing ship; Monymusk Reliquary; Stirling Castle; Robert the Bruce on horseback. Windowed security thread with demetalized CLYDESDALE. Watermark: Sailing ships pattern. Printer: (De La Rue). 150 x 80 mm. Paper.

This note commemorates the participation of Scotland in the 18th Commonwealth Games held in March 2006 in Melbourne, Australia. This note is like the preceding issues, but with a redesigned back featuring stylized sports, the special prefix CG, and COMMONWEALTH GAMES / SCOTLAND/ MELBOURNE 2006overprint at upper right front.

Description: 10.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 142 x 75 mm

Brown, orange, pink, green and blue. Front: COMMONWEALTH GAMES / SCOTLAND/ MELBOURNE 2006 overprint; English text; standing woman working machinery; Mary Slessor; sailing ship; bank logo; sailing ship as registration device. Back: Sailing ship; stylized sports including javelin, basketball, gymnastics, lacrosse, weightlifting, swimming, cycling, hockey, boxing, and badminton. Windowed security thread with demetalized CLYDESDALE. Watermark: Mary Slessor. Printer: (De La Rue). 142 x 75 mm. Paper.

2006 – 2007 Famous Scots Issues

The C of the Clydesdale Bank logo appearing in the central panel has been enlarged in the 10- and 20-pound notes, and added to the 50-pound note.

Description: 10.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 142 x 75 mm

Brown, orange, pink, green, and blue. Front: English text; standing woman working machinery; Mary Slessor; sailing ship; bank logo; sailing ship as registration device. Back: Sailing ship; stained glass window in the McManus Gallery in Dundee featuring a sailing ship, seated woman reading a book on table, map of the Calabar region of Nigeria, and Mary Slessor with group of African children. Windowed security thread with demetalized CLYDESDALE. Watermark: Mary Slessor. Printer: (De La Rue). 142 x 75 mm. Paper.

Description: 20.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 150 x 80 mm

Purple, orange, gold and green. Front: English text; flag; Robert the Bruce wearing chainmail and crown; bank logo; sailing ship as registration device. Back: Sailing ship; Monymusk Reliquary; Stirling Castle; Robert the Bruce on horseback. Windowed security thread with demetalized CLYDESDALE. Watermark: Sailing ships pattern. Printer: (De La Rue). 150 x 80 mm. Paper.

Description: 50.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 155 x 85 mm

Green, brown, purple, blue, yellow, and orange. Front: English text; Adam Smith holding book; row of houses; bank logo; sailing ship as registration device. Back: Sailing ship; agricultural and industrial implements, including tongs, horseshoes, anvil, vise, hoe, plow, scythe, spinning wheel, sheaf of wheat, and sickle, with ships at sea in background. Windowed security thread with demetalized CLYDESDALE. Watermark: Sailing ships pattern. Printer: (De La Rue). 155 x 85 mm. Paper.

2005 Commemorative Issues

This note commemorates the opening of the Clydesdale Bank Exchange in Glasgow. This note is like the preceding issues, but with a specially designed back featuring the Clydesdale Bank Exchange. The note is dated the day of the opening. Unlike other Clydesdale Bank commemorative issues, there is no special prefix.

Description: 20.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 150 x 80 mm

Purple, orange, gold and green. Front: English text; flag; Robert the Bruce wearing chainmail and crown; bank logo; sailing ship as registration device. Back: English text; sailing ship; bank logo; Clydesdale Bank Exchange in Glasgow. Windowed security thread with demetalized CLYDESDALE. Watermark: Sailing ships pattern. Printer: (De La Rue). 150 x 80 mm. Paper.

2001 Commemorative Issues

These notes commemorate the 550th anniversary of the founding of Glasgow University. They are like the preceding issues but with the special prefix GU and a UNIVERSITY OF / GLASGOW / 1451 – 2001 overprint at upper right front.

Description: 50.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 155 x 85 mm

Green, brown, purple, blue, yellow, and orange. Front: UNIVERSITY OF / GLASGOW / 1451 – 2001 overprint; English text; Adam Smith holding book; row of houses; sailing ship as registration device. Back: Sailing ship; agricultural and industrial implements, including tongs, horseshoes, anvil, vise, hoe, plow, scythe, spinning wheel, sheaf of wheat, and sickle, with ships at sea in background. Windowed security thread with demetalized CLYDESDALE. Watermark: Sailing ships pattern. Printer: (De La Rue). 155 x 85 mm. Paper.

Description: 100.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 160 x 90 mm

Red, purple, green, orange, and yellow. Front: UNIVERSITY OF / GLASGOW / 1451 – 2001 overprint; English text; William Kelvin giving lecture; map of British Isles; sailing ship as registration device. Back: Sailing ship; University of Glasgow. Windowed security thread with demetalized CLYDESDALE. Watermark: Sailing ships pattern. Printer: (De La Rue). 160 x 90 mm. Paper.

2000 Commemorative Issues

These notes commemorate the new millennium. They are like the preceding issues but with the special prefix MM (2000 in roman numerals) and a COMMEMORATING / THE YEAR / 2000overprint at upper right front.

Description: 10.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 142 x 75 mm

Brown, orange, pink, green, and blue. Front: Horizontal COMMEMORATING / THE YEAR / 2000 overprint; English text; standing woman working machinery; Mary Slessor; sailing ship; bank logo; sailing ship as registration device. Back: Sailing ship; stained glass window in the McManus Gallery in Dundee featuring a sailing ship, seated woman reading a book on table, map of the Calabar region of Nigeria, and Mary Slessor with group of African children. Windowed security thread with demetalized CLYDESDALE. Watermark: Mary Slessor. Printer: (De La Rue). 142 x 75 mm. Paper.

Description: 20.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 150 x 80 mm

Purple, orange, gold and green. Front: Horizontal COMMEMORATING / THE YEAR / 2000 overprint; English text; flag; Robert the Bruce wearing chainmail and crown; bank logo; sailing ship as registration device. Back: Sailing ship; Monymusk Reliquary; Stirling Castle; Robert the Bruce on horseback. Windowed security thread with demetalized CLYDESDALE. Watermark: Sailing ships pattern. Printer: (De La Rue). 150 x 80 mm. Paper.

1999 Commemorative Issues

This 20-pound note commemorates Glasgow being awarded the UK City of Architecture and Design and features the architect Alexander Thomson (1817 – 1875). Earlier issues have the special serial number prefix G/AD.

Description: 20.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 150 x 80 mm

Purple, pink, orange, green, and blue. Front: English text; Greek columns; Alexander Thomson; stylized street plan; bank logo; architectural schematic as registration device. Back: English text; architectural schematic; side elevation of Lighthouse Building in Glasgow; interior of dome at Holmwood House in Glasgow. Windowed security thread with demetalized CLYDESDALE. Watermark: Unknown. Printer: (De La Rue). 150 x 80 mm. Paper.

1997 Commemorative Issues

Clydesdale Bank had been owned by the Midland Bank (now HSBC) until 1987, when it was sold to the National Australia Bank Group (NAB), based in Melbourne. This commemorative 10-pound was issued to mark the 10th anniversary of the sale. Apart from a special NAB prefix, it is otherwise identical to the preceding 1997 10-pound. Low serial numbers were encapsulated in acrylic and presented to Clydesdale Bank staff.

Description: 10.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 142 x 75 mm

Brown, orange, pink, green, and blue. Front: English text; standing woman working machinery; Mary Slessor; sailing ship; bank logo; sailing ship as registration device. Back: Sailing ship; stained glass window in the McManus Gallery in Dundee featuring a sailing ship, seated woman reading a book on table, map of the Calabar region of Nigeria, and Mary Slessor with group of African children. Windowed security thread with demetalized CLYDESDALE. Watermark: Mary Slessor. Printer: (De La Rue). 142 x 75 mm. Paper.

1997 – 2004 Famous Scots Issues

The famous Scot on the 10-pound note has been reassigned to Mary Slessor in order to include a non-royal woman. Both notes features enhanced security features, including a windowed security thread and a metallic element over the denomination at upper right front. The new Clydesdale Bank logo appears on the right side of the central denomination panel. The sailing ship has also been redesigned.

Description: 10.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 142 x 75 mm

Brown, orange, pink, green, and blue. Front: English text; standing woman working machinery; Mary Slessor; sailing ship; bank logo; sailing ship as registration device. Back: Sailing ship; stained glass window in the McManus Gallery in Dundee featuring a sailing ship, seated woman reading a book on table, map of the Calabar region of Nigeria, and Mary Slessor with group of African children. Windowed security thread with demetalized CLYDESDALE. Watermark: Mary Slessor. Printer: (De La Rue). 142 x 75 mm. Paper.

Description: 20.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 142 x 75 mm

1997 Commemorative Issues

This 20-pound note commemorates the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting which took place in Edinburgh in October 1997. It is like the preceding issues, but with the conference logo added to the front and a completely redesigned back. Initial print runs carried the special serial number prefix C/HG, but this reverted to F/BD thereafter, continuing the serial number order of the preceding issues.

Description: 20.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 150 x 80 mm

Purple, orange, gold, and green. Front: English text; flag; Robert the Bruce wearing chainmail and crown; Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting logo; sailing ship as registration device. Back: Sailing ship; Clydesdale Bank Plaza in Glasgow; Edinburgh International Conference Center. Solid security thread. Watermark: Unknown. Printer: (De La Rue). 150 x 80 mm. Paper.

1996 Commemorative Issues

These 5-pound notes, the first commemorative issues produced by the Clydesdale Bank, commemorate the 200th anniversary of the death of Robert Burns, the national poet of Scotland. The design is based on the preceding issues, with a special R/B serial number prefix and the opening lines of one of four Burns love poems to the right above the portrait on front.

Description: 5.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 135 x 70 mm

Purple, green and pink. Front: English text; flowers and wheat spikes; Robert Burns; opening lines of Robert Burns’ love poem; sailing ship as registration device. Back: Sailing ship; Field mouse on branch with wild rose, thematic of Burns’ poetry. Solid security thread. Watermark: Sailing ships pattern. Printer: (De La Rue). 135 x 70 mm. Paper.

1994 – 1996 Robert the Bruce Issues

These notes are like the preceding issues, but with revised underprints.

Description: 20.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 150 x 80 mm

Purple, orange, gold, and green. Front: English text; flag; Robert the Bruce wearing chainmail and crown; ship outline; shield; sailing ship as registration device. Back: Sailing ship; ship outline; Monymusk Reliquary; Stirling Castle; Robert the Bruce on horseback. Solid security thread. Watermark: Sailing ships pattern. Printer: (De La Rue). 150 x 80 mm. Paper.

1990 – 2003 Famous Scots Issues

These notes are like the preceding issues, but reduced in size (except the 100-pound denomination), and with additional colors. The 1-pound note has been dropped and Robert the Bruce, the famous Scot it featured, has been reassigned to the 20-pound note, which has been redesigned.

Description: 5.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 135 x 70 mm

Purple, green, and pink. Front: English text; flowers and wheat spikes; Robert Burns; sailing ship as registration device. Back: Field mouse on branch with wild rose, thematic of Burns’ poetry; sailing ship. Solid security thread. Watermark: Sailing ships pattern. Printer: (De La Rue). 135 x 70 mm. Paper.

Description: 10.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 142 x 75 mm

Brown, purple, orange, green, and blue. Front: English text; map of Zambezi expedition; leaves; David Livingstone; sailing ship as registration device. Back: Sailing ship; Livingstone’s birthplace at Blantyre. Solid security thread. Watermark: Sailing ships pattern. Printer: (De La Rue). 142 x 75 mm. Paper.

Description: 20.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 150 x 80 mm

Purple, orange, gold, and green. Front: English text; flag; Robert the Bruce wearing chainmail and crown; sailing ship as registration device. Back: Sailing ship; Monymusk Reliquary; Stirling Castle; Robert the Bruce on horseback. Solid security thread. Watermark: Sailing ships pattern. Printer: (De La Rue). 150 x 80 mm. Paper.

Description: 50.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 155 x 85 mm

Green, brown, purple, blue, yellow, and orange. Front: English text; Adam Smith holding book; row of houses; sailing ship as registration device. Back: Sailing ship; agricultural and industrial implements, including tongs, horseshoes, anvil, vise, hoe, plow, scythe, spinning wheel, sheaf of wheat, and sickle, with ships at sea in background. Windowed security thread with demetalized CLYDESDALE. Watermark: Sailing ships pattern. Printer: (De La Rue). 155 x 85 mm. Paper.

Description: 100.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 160 x 90 mm

Red, purple, green, orange, and yellow. Front: English text; William Kelvin giving lecture; map of British Isles; sailing ship as registration device. Back: Sailing ship; University of Glasgow. Windowed security thread with demetalized CLYDESDALE. Watermark: Sailing ships pattern. Printer: (De La Rue). 160 x 90 mm. Paper.

1988 – 1990 Issues

The 10-pound note has been redesigned and sailing ships added front and back.

Description: 10.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 150 x 85 mm

Brown, purple, orange, green, and blue. Front: English text; map of Zambezi expedition; leaves; David Livingstone; sailing ship as registration device. Back: Sailing ship; Livingstone’s birthplace at Blantyre. Solid security thread. Watermark: Sailing ships pattern. Printer: (De La Rue). 150 x 85 mm. Paper.

1982 – 1992 Famous Scots Issues

These 1- and 5-pound notes are like the preceding issues, but without bar codes on back. The larger denominations are like the preceding issues, but with the new bank name and no bar codes on back.

Description: 1.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 150 x 85 mm

Green, orange, and pink. Front: English text; thistles; Robert the Bruce in chainmail and crown. Back: Robert the Bruce on horseback; soldiers carrying pikes at Battle of Bannockburn. Solid security thread. Watermark: Sailing ships pattern. Printer: (De La Rue). 135 x 67 mm. Paper.

Description: 5.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 146 x 77 mm

Purple, green, and pink. Front: English text; flowers and wheat spikes; Robert Burns writing on paper with quill. Back: Field mouse on branch with wild rose, thematic of Burns’ poetry. Solid security thread. Watermark: Sailing ships pattern. Printer: (De La Rue). 146 x 77 mm. Paper.

Description: 10.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 150 x 85 mm

Brown, purple, and orange. Front: English text; David Livingstone; banana leaves. Back: Palm trees; three squatting Africans in chains; man on camel; dhow at sea. Solid security thread. Watermark: Sailing ships pattern. Printer: (De La Rue). 150 x 85 mm. Paper.

Description: 20.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 160 x 92 mm

Purple, pink, and green. Front: English text; William Kelvin giving lecture; map of British Isles. Back: University lecture theatre. Solid security thread. Watermark: Sailing ships pattern. Printer: (De La Rue). 160 x 92 mm. Paper.

Description: 50.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 170 x 95 mm

Olive green, blue, and purple. Front: English text; Adam Smith holding book; row of houses. Back: Agricultural and industrial implements, including tongs, horseshoes, anvil, vise, hoe, plow, scythe, spinning wheel, sheaf of wheat, and sickle, with ships at sea in background. Solid security thread. Watermark: Sailing ships pattern. Printer: (De La Rue). 170 x 95 mm. Paper.

Description: 100.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 160 x 90 mm

Red, blue, and yellow. Front: English text; William Kelvin giving lecture; map of British Isles. Back: University of Glasgow. Solid security thread. Watermark: Sailing ships pattern. Printer: (De La Rue). 160 x 90 mm. Paper.

1982 – 1983 Famous Scots Issues

These notes are like the preceding issues, but with the new bank name. Denominations now include the word STERLING.

Description: 1.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 135 x 67 mm

Green, orange, and pink. Front: English text; thistles; Robert the Bruce. Back: Knight on horseback and soldiers carrying pikes at Battle of Bannockburn. Solid security thread. Watermark: Sailing ships pattern. Printer: (De La Rue). 135 x 67 mm. Paper.

Description: 5.00 SCP – Scottish Pound Size: 146 x 77 mm

Purple, green, and pink. Front: English text; flowers and wheat spikes; Robert Burns writing on paper with quill. Back: Field mouse on branch with wild rose, thematic of Burns’ poetry. Solid security thread. Watermark: Sailing ships pattern. Printer: (De La Rue). 146 x 77 mm. Paper.